Sunday, July 14, 2013

FROM PORTUGAL ~ The Object-Book Project ~ by Richard Towers

The Object-Book Project:


My name is Richard Towers (pseudonym of Martinho Torres) and I’m the creator of the Object-Book. The concept is based on a simple principle: each book is also a real and functional object. In 2011, the first two object-books were released: Tempo (the clock-book) and Reflexions (the mirror-book). In 2012, The chess-book “The Challenge” saw the light of the day.

This concept is a whole new look at the book and his multiples facets – these books are conceived to compose an art gallery in every house: on the hall, the bedroom, the chamber, the living-room, anywhere...




Here are some photos/pictures of the books and how they work:
The clock-book "Tempo" is a masterpiece and we go round the clock with is turbulent narrative
CLOCK BOOK

Imagine your living-room wall with a working clock-book, a mirror-book, a frame-book... You will blow your guest’s mind! They will be asking: what is this? And you will answer: try to guess!... At the end, they will discover... books! Beautiful books hung on the wall! And only you will know the secret stories inside them...
The clock-book "Tempo" works with a AG13 battery
The clock-book "Tempo" is essentially an narrative/essay on Time. Each book takes is object has the theme. So the clock-book talks about Time. It has 100 pages and, when we finish reading it, we hang it on the wall, put a battery (it's already on) and it starts ticking.



The clock-book "Tempo" can be hanged on the wallThe clock-book "Tempo" works with a AG13 battery
The clock-book works with an AG13 battery & It can be hung on the wall




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he mirror-book "Reflexions" can also be hanged on the wall
 
The mirror-book "Reflexions" is a novel which leads us through the glass. Victor begins is voyage by looking himself in the mirror and starts to discover that he has a second personality. So, who is he? That's what we try to find every time we look at ourselves in the mirror...
 
The mirror-book "Reflexions" has a real mirror on his cover and the frame-box can be used has a passe-partout
It can be hung and has a passe-partout
 
 
 
 
The chess-book The Challenge is quite a piece of art. It's the story of Karpin, an undefeatable chess player who is defied to an unique challenge: to play with the best player of all time. It's a journey onto glory, defeat, winning and challenging that leads us to insanity.
 
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The chess-book "The Challenge" comes along with a wood boxThe chess-book "The Challenge" has a chessboard as a cover

The chess-book and his luxurious package: wood box with golden lettering. The cover is
the
chessboard The chess-book "The Challenge" includes the whole set (32 wood chess pieces) to play on the chessboard cover of the book.

The chess-book "The Challenge" includes the whole set (32 wood chess pieces) to play on the chessboard cover of the book
 
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My latest masterpiece - The frame-book Elements - Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Each book enters a frame and the four books compose a final picture when we hang them on the wall.
 
The frame to insert the book 1     Half of the book inside the frame 2    The book inside the frame - The bump on the edge of the frame 3   All the books inside the frames and hanged on the wall4
1.The frame to insert the book  
2. Half of the book inside the frame
3. The bump on the edge of the frame
4. All the books inside the frames and hung on the wall
 
 
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